Economic Development is not only about business attraction and retention, but it is also about making sure that the residents are given the access to employment opportunities. Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) offers services for both employers and job seekers. Some of the main services and programs for job seekers are listed below. You can contact the local WorkOne office for more information on these and other services offered by DWD.
This site is a powerful online job seeker/workforce services system, providing fast access to a complete set of employment tools in one web site. Features to help job seekers and students within the system include:
Use a professional format to create and send resumés and cover letters to employers
Assess your job skills, set goals, and research training providers
Review available jobs and apply online
Set up a Virtual Recruiter search agent to automatically review job postings and notify you of jobs that match your skills
Track your job search efforts and resumés sent in a personal profile folder online
Learn about services and benefits for which you may be eligible
Determine a budget and plan for training
Research regional labor market information, such as salaries
Use the email/message center to contact employers and your case manager
Free Training. Better Jobs. Stronger Indiana. Indiana is taking the state’s workforce to the next level with a focus on the high-priority industries and high-demand jobs driving Indiana’s 21st Century economy forward.
The 2017 General Assembly approved funds for Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant program to provide free training for working-age Hoosiers in the state’s highest demand jobs. These industries have higher median salaried jobs and are rapidly growing in Indiana including Advanced Manufacturing, Building & Construction, Health & Life Sciences, Information Technology & Business Services, and Transportation & Logistics.
Employers can also take advantage of the Employer Training Grant program from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Employers in any high demand business sectors can be reimbursed up to $2,500 for each new employee that is trained, hired and retained for 6 months. There is a $25,000 cap for each employer and the jobs must be middle skill, high-demand and high-wage jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than an associate degree.
Whether you’re a Hoosier looking for a better-paying job or an employer looking for a better-skilled workforce, Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative can help. Go to Next Level Jobs Indiana web site to get started.
The Hoosier Hot 50 is a listing of the 50 fastest growing, high-wage jobs of tomorrow. This listing shows what jobs will be the most in-demand by 2018 in the state of Indiana. The web site offers insightful information about the position, along with salary information and education/ training requirements, that can help job seekers and students focus on high-demand occupations with the best opportunity for growth.
Employers want individuals with experience and training. A High School Diploma or a high school equivalency certificate alone may not be enough to get the job you need. The WorkINdiana program allows you to earn your high school equivalency certificate or improve your skills in an Adult Education classroom, and earn a career certificate giving you the boost you need to get the job you want. Choose from over 30 certifications and start a career in Advanced Manufacturing, Business Administration and Support, Health Care, Hospitality, Information Technology, or Transportation and Logistics.
WorkKeys enables you to examine their individual strengths and weaknesses and also compare their skills to job profiles which can help substantially when looking for jobs or career advancement opportunities. The program's purpose is to ensure you find the right job to be successful.
State and Federal Jobs Openings
Search through state and federal jobs, linked from the DWD web site.